Hemorrhoids

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What is Hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids are painful, swollen veins in the lower portion of the rectum or anus. They can be inside the anus (internal), under the skin around the anus (external), or protruding from inside to outside of the anus.

Common symptoms reported by people with Hemorrhoids

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with Hemorrhoids

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
Pain (6) Insomnia (5)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Colace)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
Hemorrhoids (9)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cortizone-10)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Hemorrhoids (7)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Anxious mood (6) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Anucort HC)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Hemorrhoids (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Pain (4) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Pain (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Depressed mood (2) Anxious mood (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Anxious mood (3) Insomnia (1)
1 more

Data from patients with Hemorrhoids, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Hemorrhoids

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Brain fog Drowsiness 6 more
How many evaluations
12
Tried for
Pain (6) Insomnia (5)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Colace)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hemorrhoids (2 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Hemorrhoids (9)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cortizone-10)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hemorrhoids (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Racing heart feeling
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Hemorrhoids (7)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Bipolar depressive episodes Bouts of Excessive Yawning 4 more
How many evaluations
8
Tried for
Anxious mood (6) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Anucort HC)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hemorrhoids (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Hemorrhoids (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Insomnia Nightmares 2 more
How many evaluations
5
Tried for
Pain (4) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Cold sweat Dizziness and feeling faint 3 more
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Agitation Anxious mood 9 more
How many evaluations
8
Tried for
Depressed mood (2) Anxious mood (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Affects memory Increased sleepiness 1 more
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Anxious mood (3) Insomnia (1)
1 more

Data from patients with Hemorrhoids, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Hemorrhoids on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 29
30s 64
40s 66
50s 65
60s 35
70+ 10

Sex

Distribution of sex

61% Female
39% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 19
20-29 years 54
30-39 years 34
40-49 years 18
50-59 years 5
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 136
Not Diagnosed 39

These charts show data from Hemorrhoids patients who have completed their condition history
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